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Family Fun Soars With Radio Controlled Aircraft Flying

Aug 17, 2007
If you're looking for a hobby the entire family can get into, why not check out radio controlled aircraft flying? Lots of fun for everyone no matter how young or old, this hands-on hobby has aspects that can appeal to just about anyone.

Getting started in radio controlled flying doesn't have to cost a fortune either. A simple craft kit can be enough to help a family decide if the hobby is right for them. If it is, then more advanced kits might be in order. Flying craft can be very basic or incredibly detailed, right down to the colors on the wings. Some crafters take a great deal of pride in ensuring their planes replicate the actual versions down to the smallest detail.

Those interested in radio controlled flying will find half the fun is in building the crafts. Whether radio controlled helicopters or World War II plane replicas, the choices for kits to build is amazing. These miniature and quite workable flying models can be incredibly detailed and those with a knack for building will find they can be quite challenging, too. They make great projects for families to work on together from start to finish. Youngsters can help with some of the building and the flying and can even get in on research if detailed replication is desired.

The big fun comes for everyone, however, once the radio controlled craft is finished.
Whether you fly in a backyard setting or head to a park, getting the whole family involved is quite easy. These mini planes are a whole lot of fun to watch and even more fun to control. Some planes are simple enough for "pilots" of almost any age to control; others might take a bit more skill.

In some locations there are even clubs dedicated to radio controlled flying. The clubs, in some cases, have their own "air fields" where members meet to fly their planes in a "safe" environment, free from obstructions such as power and telephone lines or tall trees.

It is through the hobby clubs that a lot of camaraderie is formed. Here members help each other out with everything from building and flying to creating a family atmosphere through picnics and more on weekends.

Adding to the fun, these clubs often host their own brand of air shows. It is here that members come out to show off their prowess in building and flying planes. Big community events, the shows resemble full-size plane air shows in that showmanship and skill often rules the day. There's generally something for every member of a family to get involved in during one of these shows from flying or just plain sitting back and enjoying the show.

There are a lot of hobbies a family can get involved in together. But for many, radio controlled flying is the top choice. Offering a chance for everyone to get involved in the building and flying of these little crafts, this hobby is fun for all ages and can be relatively affordable.
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